Don’t Be Sad

Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” ~ Nehemiah 8:10 (NLT)

As we develop a relationship
with our Higher Power, we find
we no longer must suffer through
many days, looking forward to a few
splendid days resulting from efforts
before returning to humdrum.
No, having surrendered our lives
and our wills to Him, pain and suffering,
even on the worst days, do not prevail.
We can claim serenity, peace, even joy
relying on strength not our own,
and we are comfortable in the bedrock
of the strength of our Lord,
the source of comfort and joy.